Postgraduate workshops

On November 9th at 4.30pm (Buchanan 305) we will have the first workshop of semester one. The theme will be ‘Working Comparatively in Modern Languages’ in order to tap into a key skill related to the future of Modern Languages research.

Or guest speaker will be Emma Bond, who is Professor of Italian and Comparative Studies at Oxford and Honorary Professor in our own School of Modern Languages. You can find out more about Professor Bond’s research here: Professor Emma Bond – St Hugh’s College ( Her most recent work Curating Worlds: Museum Practices in Contemporary Literature (forthcoming 2024) is a comparative study of curatorial practices across cultures and their reflection in literature.

Emma will talk to us for a short time followed by questions, after which the session will be structured around sharing our own modes of working comparatively. It would therefore be excellent if you could come with a brief description (2-3 minutes) of what working comparatively means for your research.

The workshop will be dual mode and a Teams link will be circulated nearer the time for those who are unable to be in St Andrews in person.

The session will conclude with an informal social gathering (venue tbc!).